Thanks to everything from news reports to the experiences of friends and family, most people are well aware of the damage that can result when a person's identity is stolen. It's for this reason that so many are careful to shred their mail, devise complex passwords and exercise restraint when it comes to giving out sensitive information.
In a post last week, we started discussing how consumers should be aware that debt collection companies are finally starting to evolve from a technological perspective, jettisoning antiquated tactics and deploying everything from avatars to ringless voicemails.
You don't have to be facing bankruptcy to be a victim of zombie debt collectors.
For decades, debt collection companies have relied on two primary tools in their efforts to collect on past due accounts: the letter and the phone. In fact, this largely proved to be the case even as technology advanced by leaps and bounds from the proliferation of WiFi and smartphones to the rise of social media.
Last week, our blog began discussing just how distressing it can be for individuals and families dealing with serious injuries or life-threatening illnesses to learn that the insurance company has denied coverage for their major medical event.